Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

A daily newspaper and online news service serving the Teesside, Middlesborough, and North East England areas. Provides up-to-the-minute news of politics, sports, crime, business, and entertainment. Sports stories focus in particular on the Middlesborough Football Club.

Articles from December 18, 2015

Big and Bootiful; SsangYong's Seven-Seat Rexton Proved That a Big, Rugged 4x4 Needn't Be Prohibitively Expensive. the Improved 2.2-Litre Diesel Version Only Reinforces That Point. Jonathan Crouch Reports
Byline: Jonathan Crouch WANT a large SUV that can walk the walk as well as talking the talk? What about one you probably aren't familiar with, SsangYong's Rexton, this car now fitted with a more efficient Euro6 2.2-litre diesel engine. If you're...
Bitter Taste of Lollipop Row; FEEDBACK
RE lollipop patrols: I am amazed at the council even suggesting taking away this safety from outside some schools, to save PS24,000 a year (Gazette, 01.12.15). For a start, it is roads that really need them, for the safety of children. And if something...
Cancer Screening Can Be a Life Saver - Study
Byline: Mike Blackburn Senior Reporter mike.blackburn@trinitymirror.com RESULTS from the world's biggest ovarian cancer screening trial, involving 10,000 Teesside women, suggests screening could save lives. The research, published yesterday in...
Community Mourns the Passing of Margaret, 83
Byline: Naomi Corrigan Reporter naomi.corrigan@trinitymirror.com TRIBUTES have been paid to a community stalwart and much-loved pensioner. Margaret Darnton died peacefully surrounded by her family at Guisborough Manor Care Home. She had been...
Coneygree Is Ruled Out
CONEYGREE remains in Newmarket for further treatment on an injury that seems likely to rule him out for the season. Mark Bradstock's Cheltenham Gold Cup hero, who looked so impressive on his return to action at Sandown in November, had been in the...
Court in Brief
AMONG the cases dealt with by Teesside Magistrates' Court on December 9 were: Thomas Blythe, 22, of Teesdale Avenue, Billingham, given a three-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay PS165 court charges for drunk and disorderly behaviour. ...
Deaths
THOMAS MAUREEN Passed away peacefully at home on Friday, December 11, aged 80 years. Loving wife of William, beloved mother of Susan, Robert, Stephen, Ann Marie and Christine. Adored nana to Victoria, Billy, Nicholas, Michael, Rebecca, Jenny and Danny....
Deaths
APPLEYARD JEANETTE Passed away on December 14. Much loved wife of John Appleyard, mum to Jill, Susan and Robert, a wonderful grandma to Ellen, Sophie, Isobelle and Phoebe. Always in our hearts. Funeral service to be held at Kirkleatham Crematorium...
Desire Is the Key to Victory at Thornaby Says Hillerby; NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL
Byline: Adam Steel Sports writer adam.steel@trinitymirror.com BILLINGHAM Synthonia boss Conrad Hillerby believes the deciding factor in tomorrow's derby at Thornaby will be "whoever wants it more". The Northern League second division rivals played...
Get out and Enjoy the Wonders of Winter Wildlife
CHRISTMAS is coming and the goose is getting fat? Our mild autumn has given way to a stormy wnter and, as the shortest day approaches, we are busy decking the halls and generally getting busy with the festive merriment. Often December is not the...
Go-Ahead Given for Village Farm New Homes Scheme
Byline: Mike Blackburn Senior Reporter mike.blackburn@trinitymirror.com A CONTROVERSIAL new housing development has narrowly been approved by planners, despite more than 70 letters of objection. As reported, the development of redundant sites...
Hiddink Favourite to Step in as Mourinho Parts Company with Blues; Football
CHELSEA have parted company with Jose Mourinho after two days of crisis board meetings, with Guus Hiddink the frontrunner to slot in as interim boss. Blues chiefs insisted Mourinho had left the club "by mutual consent" in a statement yesterday afternoon,...
'I Hope the Lessons Will Be Learned after This Outbreak' Victim's Mum Speaks out after E.coli Report Says Butchers'highly Likely'to Be Source
Byline: James Cain Reporter james.cain@trinitymirror.com THE mum of a little girl who suffered kidney failure after contracting E.coli hopes lessons will be learned after the final report was released into an outbreak at a Teesside butchers. ...
It's Impossible; There's No Way Anyone Can Finish the Season Unbeaten, Says Karanka
Byline: Jonathon Taylor Sports writer jonathon.taylor@trinitymirror.com AITOR Karanka believes it's "impossible" for a team to remain unbeaten during the whole Championship season. Boro head to Brighton tomorrow looking to end the Seagulls' remarkable...
Jailed after Week-Long Crime Spree
Byline: Gareth Lightfoot Court reporter gareth.lightfoot@trinitymirror.com A MEMBER of a gang which broke into a food firm site has been jailed for more than two years for a week-long crime spree. Aaron Harvey, 24, kicked off a string of crimes...
MATCHFILE: Brighton V Boro
AITOR'S OUTLOOK "FOR me, it's just another game because we're only in December. We have another 25 games after this so it's just another big test. "We have to play thinking it's just three points as we have another two games next week, then against...
'Nagging Little Sister' Has Saved My Baby's Life
Byline: Dave Robson Senior reporter dave.robson@trinitymirror.com DOTING dad Kevin Wilcox says he'll be forever grateful to his sister after her first aid skills helped saved his baby girl's life. Kevin's 15-month-old daughter Eden, who had begun...
Nurses and Chiefs at Odds as Petition Numbers Soar
Byline: Mike Blackburn Senior Reporter mike.blackburn@trinitymirror.com MORE than 3,000 people have now signed a petition in just 48 hours against controversial changes to nursing shifts at a Teesside hospital. And The Gazette has received calls...
Our Biggest Game of the Season. 'Til the Next One
Byline: Anthony Vickers Sports writer anthony.vickers@trinitymirror.com THE summit showdown at Brighton will be Boro's biggest game of the season so far - for this week anyway. That's the view of defender Ben Gibson, ahead of tomorrow lunchtime's...
Proof of the Pudding
Byline: ROB O'CONNOR OK. I've had a chat with fellow Gazette columnist and general all-round lovely bloke Patrick Monahan, and he's advised me to keep everything light and fluffy and stick to writing about cakes. So get yourselves ready for 500...
Rhys Tipped to Feature in Boro's Push for Promotion
Byline: Jonathon Taylor Sports writer jonathon.taylor@trinitymirror.com AITOR Karanka has backed Rhys Williams to boost Boro's promotion push in 2016 after coming through his first appearance in 11 months unscathed. The 27-year-old defender played...
Sexual Predator Who Abducted Girl, 15, Is Jailed
Byline: Gareth Lightfoot Court Reporter gareth.lightfoot@trinitymirror.com A DEVIOUS sexual predator of children who abducted a 15-year-old girl has been jailed for seven and a half years. Matthew James Jenart, 31, used a false name to groom...
Slimming Trimmings Keep Me Healthy at Christmas!
ANOTHER year, another holiday, another flight struggling to get the table down to eat his in-flight meal - just one of the reasons that encouraged Brian Bircham to join his local Slimming World group in 2009. Working two jobs as a chauffeur for...
Small but Very Smart
Byline: Jonathan Crouch BACK in 2011, Chrysler decided on a shortcut to credibility in the small car sector by borrowing and re-badging Lancia's stylish little Ypsilon, a car that in Europe, had proved equally popular with both Citycar and Supermini...
Spotlight on Young Stars; We Chat to Middlesbrough Youth Theatre Which Is Looking for Your Help to Grab a Share of This Year's PS30,000 Wish Pot
What will you do with this year's Wish money? We perform two shows a year. One is a big production ( this year it's Footloose) or a showcase where our students get the chance to create and devise their own pieces of work. The Wish fund helps with...
Steel Sector Fuel Bills Help Is Lifeline for Tees Workers
Byline: Kelley Price Business Reporter kelley.price@trinitymirror.com TEESSIDE'S struggling steel industry has been handed a lifeline - in the form of muchneeded help with energy costs that could save it millions a year. But campaigners say there's...
Stockton's Sights Set on Derby Day Revenge
Byline: RUGBY UNION By Jonathon Taylor Sports writer jonathon.taylor@trinitymirror.com STOCKTON can seize back the Teesside bragging rights when they host Acklam at Grangefield tomorrow afternoon. The two teams locked horns at Talbot Park back...
Super Day out for England Fans at Durham Next Spring; Cricket
THE third day of the second Test between England and Sri Lanka at the Emirates ICG will be a 'Super Sunday', Durham have announced. The club plan to offer spectators a familyfriendly day of international cricket with a "distinct local accent". ...
Take Up Our Hearty Challenge; FEEDBACK
I AM writing to call upon readers to sign up for the British Heart Foundation's (BHF) annual London to Brighton Bike Ride on Sunday, June 19, 2016 and help fight back against cardiovascular disease which is responsible for a quarter of all UK deaths....
Thirteen Group Staff in Pay Strike
Byline: Mike Blackburn Stockton chief reporter mike.blackburn@trinitymirror.com AROUND 450 staff at social housing group Thirteen - which includes Tristar - are striking today over an ongoing pay dispute. Unite members walked out at 7.45am for...
Thistle Worth a Crack in Long Walk Puzzle
THISTLECRACK is worthy of deep respect when he competes in the JLT Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot. The Grade One for stayers appears to pivot around Saphir Du Rheu, last season's World Hurdle runner-up who returns from a short, yet pretty lucrative,...
Toyota's Current Account; the Fourth Generation Prius Promises Many Improvements, and Represents a Significant Step Forward for Toyota. the Experts at Car & Driving Find out More
TOYOTA has changed things again with its fourth generation Prius. of battery-What is extra Not content with the extraordinary success of this pioneering hybrid model to date, the Japanese brand has ripped up its own rule book and redesigned the...
Warning to Tourists Following Collapse; Cricket
JAMES Taylor has warned there is no leeway for another batting collapse in England's final Test warm-up against South Africa A. England drew their first three-day tour match against an Invitational XI after a thunderstorm put paid to the last two sessions...
Wear Your T-Shirt with Pride to Back Ali and Aid Charity
BORO fans are being asked to proudly wear their support of commentator Ali Brownlee and at the same time raise money for charity. A T-shirt sporting the words Boro fans chant in support of the Boro commentator "one of our own" has been produced...
What's on Your Must-Do List for Next Year?
Byline: Laura Love Reporter laura.love@trinitymirror.com SETTING a "bucket list" is something many people do at the end of a year. But while many people set themselves challenges that often require travelling the world or copious amounts of money,...
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